The National Park Service confirmed that they had been INSTRUCTED TO CLOSE OFF ACCESS to the open-air, ordinarily unmanned World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall and POST GUARDS to prevent an expected group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument and laying their wreath. Many of the veterans are in their eighties and nineties.
Ten other states are expected to bring veterans to the nation’s capitol this week. Honor Flight organizers said that planning for each once-in-a-lifetime veterans tour takes months to organize and tens of thousands of dollars in donations. They have no intention of abiding by this ridiculous restriction.
I heard that Obama threatened to have anyone trying to enter the World War II Memorial area ARRESTED and one site reported that seven officials were dispatched Wednesday morning to keep vets out. That would be two more security officials than the State Department had in Benghazi a year ago on the night of the terrorist attack that killed four, including the U.S. ambassador.
But the latest word is that the park police have decided to call visiting the memorial a “First Amendment” activity. ::snort:: Good save, guys. The White House declined to comment, leaving the flunkies on the front lines to take all the heat … AS USUAL.
How totally petty and political was the “Barrycading” of the WWII Memorial? Check out what they put up at the World War I Memorial. Anybody can walk in there cuz you know … those vets are all DEAD. Democrats only care about pissing on LIVING veterans.
Sarah Palin posted: “The President is treating our veterans the same way he treated school kids when he cancelled their White House tours. When times called for obvious government belt-tightening, he took it out on kids rather than look for anything that would affect him personally.
And while our vets are barricaded from the memorial they built with their heroism, the government “slim down” won’t affect Obama’s golf game or his family’s White House chefs.
Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress are attempting to fund the Veterans Administration and other essential functions, but Democrats are blocking them because they want to make any slim down look as awful as possible in order to deflect from what this whole slim down thing is about, which is their Obamacare train wreck.
Good Congressmen are fighting for average middle class Americans to get the same breaks that Obama gave Congress, his pals, union bosses, and crony corporations who financed his campaign and snookered the media into putting him in office.
It is a sad day when We the People have to go cap in hand to the president begging him to give us the same relief he gave his friends by fiat. Thank God we have bold leaders willing to fight for those who can’t afford to pay powerful lobbyists to make Obama and Harry Reid listen.”